Police chiefs meet with city councilor to discuss youth violence

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A dozen police chiefs from Jefferson County met Wednesday with Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson to try and find a way to put a stop to youth violence.

In the past few weeks, Roberson has voiced concerns for youth in the city of Birmingham. At the meeting, he called on several different cities to come together and hopefully start working toward a solution.  They discussed different initiatives and plans they could inact to help young people stay away from a life of crime.

The chiefs agreed that to tackling this effort will take help from everyone.

"Because of the transient nature of our criminals we have to work together.  Share ideas.  This has really just given us more of an opportunity to work together and stop it at its inception," says Leeds Police Chief Ted Cook.

The first event the group will support is the 100 days of no violence campaign that kicks off October 10th.

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